Research and Development (R&D) Graduate Programme – Sweden at AstraZeneca

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Research and Development (R&D) Graduate Programme - Sweden

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Salary: Competitive, with excellent benefits package

Be empowered to be innovative and creative where difference is valued.

If you have a science based bachelor’s or master’s degree and a desire to explore your scientific potential within a global biopharmaceutical organisation, our Research and Development (R&D) Graduate Programme could be the perfect start to your career. You’ll gain invaluable insight, exposure and opportunities across our diverse, Research and Development organisation. We’ll accelerate your learning and help you achieve your potential as a research scientist.

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

A company that genuinely follows the science and values individuals at all levels, you’ll be backed and encouraged to speak up, ask questions, and share ideas to push the boundaries of science and continuously learn and explore.

At AstraZeneca, we unlock the power of what science can do by empowering you to explore, everyday we work towards our ultimate aim – treating, preventing, modifying and even curing complex diseases.

About R&D

Be part of a dedicated Research & Development team. Fueled by our commitment to help more patients, strengthen our pipeline and grow our area. This is the place to go beyond discovery – we think holistically about patients and are always learning from those living with diseases.

By sharing and increasing our knowledge, we are empowered to be the best we can be and accelerate progress.

What does the programme involve?

The two-year programme will start in September 2022, consisting of three individual eight-month placements. Each placement will provide you with fantastic insights in to drug discovery and development and the opportunity to expand your knowledge of our therapy areas. We are looking for both Bioscienceand Chemistry focused graduates and the programme’s variety and flexibility provides you with unique exposure to explore opportunities aligned with your discipline across our R&D organization. As well as helping you broaden your scientific knowledge, we’ll help you develop ‘soft’ skills required to fulfil your career potential.

You will gain an invaluable blend of on-the-job experience and coaching. You’ll enjoy guidance and advice from a huge support network, including a mentor and dedicated programme manager. We’ll also encourage you to identify and build collaborative relationships with specialists and leaders across our organisation, and our external networks including leading academic and biotech research institutions. Together, we’ll help accelerate your development and knowledge!

Essential for the role

  • A 2:1 (UK) / GPA 3 (US) / VG Grade (Sweden) or local equivalent Bachelor’s degree, or a Master’s level qualification, in any life science or chemistry related subject awarded in 2021 or due to be awarded before September 2022.
  • Passionate about working in drug discovery, and committed to helping to push the boundaries of science to deliver life changing medicines to patients.
  • Proactive problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Planning, organisational and time management skills.
  • Collaborative, with a partnership approach to achieving success.

Together, we push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients around the world!

Where can I find out more?

R&D Graduate Programme at AZ:

AstraZeneca Gothenburg:

Life in Gothenburg:

What next?

After you submit your application, you will be asked to complete a gamified test (Pymetrics), as well as an online assessment (SHL). If shortlisted, you will be invited to a virtual technical interview, w/c 4th April, for successful candidates, this will be followed up with a full day virtual assessment day w/c 25th April.

The assessment day will provide us with an additional opportunity to assess your capabilities against our values and in group setting, as well as giving you the opportunity to find out more about AZ, the graduate programme, and meet our scientists and current graduates.

You can find out more about our application process here

Our virtual assessment days will be held week commencing 25 April 2022.

Advert Opens: 11th January 2022

Advert Closes: 1st March 2022